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09 Dec

18 Brands Bringing You Beautiful, More Sustainable, and Ethical Plus Size Clothing

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When it comes to fashion, body type inclusivity is a real issue faced by people the world over. Seeing a photo of a gorgeous dress then finding out they don’t stock it in your size can be disheartening, to say the least. Fortunately, some brands are catching on by making beautiful ethical plus size clothing for every body. Here are 18 more sustainable and ethical fashion brands for plus-sized fashionistas.

A note on size inclusivity

Good On You wants to help you find more sustainable options that suit your needs. We share your frustration that sustainable fashion has too few size-inclusive options. More sustainable brands often lack an extended sizing range beyond 2XL, and when they do, they might provide limited options. In order for sustainable fashion to become more mainstream, it has to include everyone, and brands need to catch up or risk getting left behind. Until then, ethical brands offering custom sizing are a good option. Dipping into brands rated “It’s a Start” if they best meet your needs also works. Discover more about the importance of size inclusivity in fashion.

Girlfriend Collective

Rated: Good

For cute leggings and sports bras that are gentle on your body and the planet, look no further. Girlfriend Collective is a truly transparent company with sustainability and inclusivity in mind. Their luxurious activewear comes in a range of sizes—from 2XS-6XL for women is certified by both OEKO-TEX Standard 100 and BlueSign. Girlfriend Collective’s factory in Vietnam is also SA8000 certified, which measures social performance in eight areas important to social accountability in workplaces.

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Ace & Jig (Pre-Owned)

Rated: Good

Ace and Jig creates its own yarn-dyed woven fabric made by artisan weavers in India to create bright, effortlessly chic pieces. The outfits are perfect to wear to picnics on those bright sunny days, or when you need to add a splash of colour to your outfit during the colder seasons.

The brand extended its sizing back in 2018, trialling one piece at a time, and with overwhelming success have extended sizing for most of their pieces from 2XS-4XL!

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Jamie + The Jones

Rated: Good

This Nashville based label believes in creating beautiful pieces you’ll want to live in while supporting cherished textile traditions. All of its garments (excluding its J+J Organic Knits) are designed, produced, and packaged in a Nashville studio and delivered to your door!

Its quality crafted pieces have you covered from sizes XS-4XL that embody beautiful silhouettes and cuts.

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MATE the Label

Rated: Good

MATE the Label creates clean essentials made with GOTS certified organic fabrics and lower-impact dyes. Its goal is to offer women everywhere a clean product that is just as beautiful as it is responsible. It is proudly female-founded and is predominately operated by women. This US brand also manufactures locally to reduce its carbon footprint.

Find the range in inclusive sizes XS-3XL.

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Subset (Knickey)

Rated: Great
People in underwear by Subset.

Made in a Fair Trade Certified factory, US brand Subset’s organic cotton underwear sets are some of the best in the responsible fashion market. Taking it a step further, the brand has also partnered with an NYC non-profit to recycle old undergarments, turning the fibres into insulation and rug pads. Sending in your old undies will not only help cut down on the amount of fibres that wind up in the landfill, but it’ll give you the freedom to buy new, responsibly-made sets.

Find most items in sizes 2XS-4XL.

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Rated: Good

HARA’s vision to bring change and awareness to the issues of the fashion industry is evident through its curation of ethical clothing and celebration of diversity. The label specialises in underwear, bras, loungewear, and sportswear.

The unique, minimal. and vibrantly coloured pieces feature models with diverse body shapes and races across its catalogue and tailor to sizes XS to 5XL.

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Christy Dawn

Rated: Great
plus size woman of colour wearing black sustainable dress by Christy Dawn

Christy Dawn is your one stop shop for gorgeous floral dresses, earthy toned loungesets, and vintage inspired skirts and trousers. Its pieces are locally sewn in Los Angeles by the team of dressmakers, and features specific size collections including Extended Sizing, Petite, and Maternity. The brand’s timeless, versatile pieces are made from a high proportion of lower-impact materials and upcycled fabric that we know you’ll love!

Find the clothes in standard sizes XS-XL, or shop the Extended and Petite collections.

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The Classic T-Shirt Company

Rated: Good


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The Classic T-Shirt Company will have you covered if you’re in the market for a new tee. Its shirts are GOTS-certified organic cotton, made to last, and are manufactured in the USA to reduce the brand’s carbon footprint.

Find the tees in sizes XS-3XL.

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Rated: Good

CHNGE gives consumers who care about the planet an outlet to make a positive impact through their purchases. The more sustainable fashion brand using 100% organic material, built to last a lifetime while making a statement.

The range is available in sizes 2XS-4XL

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Dressarte Paris

Rated: Good
custom sustainable design studio, Dressarte Paris.

Dressarte Paris is a custom-made clothing label that curates unique clothing for a worldwide clientele. It sources luxurious surplus and lower-impact fabrics to create a wonderfully more chic sustainable wardrobe.

Its products are made to order where you can choose from existing sizes 2XS-2XL, or enter in your own measurements for a custom order that not only minimises textile waste but celebrates all sizes!

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Threads 4 Thought

Rated: Good
plus size woman of colour wearing lavender plus size tank by Threads 4 Thought

Threads 4 Thought uses a range of lower-impact materials including TENCEL™ Modal harvested from the limbs of beech trees. This process means that the trees are never cut down and 95% of the production materials to make the yarn are recovered and reused. The brand's manufacturers are a combination of Fair Trade USA certified and Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production certified.

Find the range in sizes XS-XL, with an extended sizing range up to 3XL.

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Wuxly Movement

Rated: Good
A long red vegan Canadian puffer jacket sustainably made by Wuxly.

Wuxly Movement is a Canadian brand that produces outerwear designed to be a unique combination of tech-based and recycled materials for elite performance. Drawing on Canada's heritage in quality manufacturing, the founder saw an opportunity to innovate using more responsible materials all while peacefully leaving animals out of the equation.

Find the range in 2XS-3XL.

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Rated: Good

This bodywear label brings you high quality swimwear that flatters all shapes and sizes! The Canadian brand produces swimwear from recycled plastic bottled and has so far recycled more than 90,000 bottles from the beaches and streets of Taiwan. This is swimwear we know you’ll love, no matter the bod you rock!

The brand has sizes XS-3XL.

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Free Label

Rated: Good

Free Label brings basics back that don’t come at a cost to the environment or undermining of human rights. This Canadian based label creates pieces locally in both Toronto and Vancouver to support the local economy and to ensure pieces are made ethically.

It creates comfortable clothing from lower-impact fibres including organic cotton, linen, and bamboo, in sizes XS-4XL.

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Rated: Good

Proclaim is an ethical and inclusive ‘nude’ lingerie label that celebrates and represents all women whilst also being kind to the planet. Made out of recycled plastic water bottles, the pieces by this Los Angeles label come in ‘nudes’ that represent all shades so that a range of skin colours are embraced.

It offers a variety of sizes (from S-3XL) so no one is left behind.

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Rated: Good

Canada-based Encircled creates more ethically-made, versatile women’s fashion for life and travel, from more sustainable and lower-impact fabrics, including Tencel. The brand also recycles off-cuts created during the manufacturing process, which is an added bonus!

Find the clothes in sizes XS-XXL.

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Mara Hoffman

Rated: Good

Mara Hoffman brings a fresh edge to more sustainable fashion, with its emphasis on bold colours and diverse array of patterns. With an exclusive extended sizes range, the brand brings fun, edgy more ethical fashion to all. Mara Hoffman seeks to generate an awareness with its customers and hold itself accountable throughout the supply chain, to its workers and the environment.

The range is available in sizes 2XS-XL.

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Shop Mara Hoffman @ Reve en Vert.

Shop Mara Hoffman @ Farfetch.

Shop Mara Hoffman Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

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Rated: Good

Altar is a US-based boutique that specialises in alternative and custom fashion, apothecary, and gifts. The brand celebrates independent manufacturers and artists from across North America, with a focus on the stories that are woven into their work. Its clothing brand, Altar Houseline, is proudly made in America using deadstock materials.

Find most of Altar Houseline's items in sizes S-6XL.

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Editor's note

This article was updated in October 2020. Ratings correct at time of publication. Feature image via . Additional images via the brands mentioned. Good On You publishes the world's most comprehensive ratings of fashion brands’ impact on people, the planet and animals. Use the Directory to search thousands of rated brands.

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